Guest Author SuzanTisdale

USA Today Best Selling Author, Suzan Tisdale, lives in the Midwest with her verra handsome carpenter husband and the youngest of their four children. Currently in year five of a home remodeling project, Suzan believes there is now light at the end of that long, dark tunnel. Her husband promises her that all construction will be done by Christmas. What he refuses to divulge is Christmas of what year.


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ER: Welcome to Embracing Romance, SUZAN TISDALE. To start us off, tell us two things about yourself that would surprise your fans the most about you.


I can’t swim. I’m terrified of being in water above my knees. I think it comes from watching my younger brother almost drown when we were children.


A long time ago… when I was much, much younger, lol, I modeled for an airbrush artist. Unfortunately, the art was destroyed by fire, but I still have one of the photos from that shoot.



isle-of-the-blessed-e-readerER: What is your favorite all-time romance book(s)?


Honestly, there are too many. But the two ‘series’ I’ll read again and again are Julie Garwood’s Highlander romance novels, and Maya Banks’ Highlander romance novels.



ER: Do you have to have silence when you write, or do you write to music, or to the background noise of TV?


Must have silence. Occasionally, I listen to a Sounds of Nature CD while I write, but other than that, I really can’t write unless it is quiet.

I had to purchase noise- cancelling headphones in order to survive all the construction taking place here at our home this past summer and fall. It was quite loud with all the drills, saws, hammers, and occasional cussing. But it was well worth it!



ER: Are you a plotter or a panster?


Actually, I’m both. I’ll plot to a certain degree, but when I’m actually at my laptop writing, I usually let the voices in my head take me where they wish to go. Sometimes we argue – the voices and me lol – but most of the time, I give them free rein.



ER: Do you have to have your hero’s or heroine’s names before you are able to begin a story? Do you ever change the names at some point?



I chose their names ahead of time. I don’t believe I’ve ever changed a hero’s or heroine’s name after I begin. I might change the names of secondary characters.


ER: What’s next for YOU? Can you tell us about a book or series you are working on now, or have planned for the future?


2016 is going to be a very big year! I’m returning to big books. I’ll be launching my new series, The Mackintoshes and McLarens this spring. There will be at least two books in that series, the first titled, Ian’s Rose. My goal is to launch this new series this spring.


After that, I will move on to The MacDougall’s, where we will return to my very first series, several favorite characters as well as introducing a few new ones. I hope to release the first book in this series later in the year.


There are also a few surprises coming this summer that I can’t talk about just yet. Announcements will be made in my newsletter, on my blog, FB, etc.


Now, with your permission, I would like to pose a question to readers.


What is it you love most about historical romance? What is it about my books that you enjoy? Is it the heroes or heroines? Good verses evil? The sense of adventure?

I will give a few free audio books (mine) to a few lucky winners. We will choose from those who leave a comment or answer my question. 😀



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USA Today Bestselling Author, COLLETTE CAMERON pens Scottish and Regency historicals featuring rogues, rapscallions, rakes, and the intelligent, intrepid damsels who reform them. Blessed with three spectacular children, fantastic fans, and a compulsive, over-active, and witty Muse who won’t stop whispering new romantic romps in her ear, she still lives in Oregon with her husband and five mini-dachshunds, though she dreams of living in Scotland part-time. Admitting to a quirky sense of humor, Collette enjoys inspiring quotes, adores castles and anything cobalt blue, and is a self-confessed Cadbury chocoholic. You'll always find dogs, birds, occasionally naughty humor, and a dash of inspiration in her sweet-to-spicy timeless romances.

10 Responses

  1. lauraboon2014

    I love many things about historical romance: the elegance and drama of the clothes, the speech, the things I learn, the emotional build up between hero and heroine, the feisty heroine and strong hero, the humour – but most of all the fantasy that allows me to believe it is all real, at least for the duration of the book. When you live and breathe and work in a contemporary society, it is much harder to suspend disbelief and believe in hyper-real characters and stories!

  2. dholcomb1

    I have always loved historical romance. I’m a history buff–was my minor in college–I love it all.

    I love that you use Brad’s voice for your audio books!


  3. Barbara Monajem

    Welcome to Embracing Romance, Suzan, and thanks for visiting us today. You have my sympathy re the construction. Our house is always undergoing one renovation project or another…sigh.

  4. Mary Anne Landers

    Thanks, Suzan. There are several reasons why I read and write historical romance. But the most important is because historical settings provide the opportunity for stories about love that are meaningful, moving, and thrilling, but not possible in today’s world.

    Good luck with your upcoming publications and the remodeling!

  5. jessicajefferson

    Hello Suzan! I love your books and am thoroughly entertained by the updates in your home improvement projects. I am always partial to heroes and your books have a great sense of adventure (as well as hot heroes!).

  6. Patricia B.

    I love being in a place out of our time. The rules are a bit different which adds another dimension to the story. The adventure of earlier, more dangerous times, good vs evil, heroes and heroines we can admire, and villains we can wish defeated. These all factor into what I am looking for when I read historical romance.